Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

This course is for graduates who are able to fully exploit the potential of computing and information systems by combining specialist technical skills with other knowledge and experience are highly sought after. Guided by academics with a wealth of industrial experience, this is an intensive MSc programme for highly motivated graduates of any discipline with little prior experience of computer science.

The industrial placement takes place towards the end of the first year for a maximum of 12 months. While it is your responsibility to secure a placement, the school will offer guidance and support in finding and securing the placement. If you are not able to secure a placement by the end of your second semester we will transfer you onto the 1 year FT taught programme without the Industrial Experience, this change would also be applied to any visa if you were here on a student visa. The industrial placement consists of 8-12 months spent working with an appropriate employer in a role that relates directly to your field of study. This will provide you with the opportunity to apply the key technical knowledge and skills that you have learnt in your taught modules, and will enable you to gain a better understanding of your own abilities, aptitudes, attitudes and employment potential. The module is only open to students enrolled on a programme of study with integrated placement.

Throughout the course, postgraduates have access to a careers programme to prepare them for applying for work after graduation. This programme includes workshops on job hunting and job applications as well as employer events to facilitate networks and help students to explore their options. Recent careers events open to Computer Science postgraduates include the IT and Technology Fair, featuring Accenture, Babcock, BskyB, FactSet, Framestore, IBM, one-to-one sessions with Morgan Stanley, IBM and Accenture, IT company presentations, and Start Up Stand Up for those interested in working with technology start ups and SMEs.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
MSc £9,900 Home Fees
2 years
MSc £9,900 European Fees
2 years
MSc £21,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have a good Honours degree (first or upper-second class honours) in a subject not related to Computer Science, or a degree with less than 50 per cent of the modules in computer science subjects.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL 92 (internet based).
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92